Charlotte Hornets vs Orlando Magic 12/17/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Charlotte Hornets vs Orlando Magic 12/17/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Charlotte Hornets will visit the Orlando Magic at Amway Center, Orlando, Florida on Thursday, December 17, 2020, at 7:00 P.M., ET.

The Hornets will try to get a win over the Magic in their preseason game after getting swept in their 2-game series against the Raptors. Charlotte led by 3 points during the 1st half of their game with a score of 60-57. Toronto outscored them in the 2nd half with the team making only 49 while allowing 55 to end the game in a loss with a score of 112-109. The team made 45.7% of their shots from the floor on 37-81 shooting while draining 33.3% of their 3-pointers on 12-36 attempts. They were 23-32 from the line for 71.9%. The squad is dead last in the Eastern Conference this preseason with a record of 0-2.

Gordon Hayward led the team with 14 points, 4 boards, and 6 assists while Terry Rozier added 15 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 dimes. Cody Zeller and Devonte Graham combined for 23 points, 5 rebounds, and 8 assists. The squad is 4-6 SU in their last 10 games.

Charlotte Hornets vs Orlando Magic Predictions 12/17/2020

Orlando split their 1st 2 preseason games after losing against the Atlanta Hawks in their last bout. Orlando trailed by 6 points in the 1st half of the game after making only 52 points while allowing 58 to the Hawks. They conceded another 58 to Atlanta while producing only 55 which got them the loss with a score of 116-107. Orlando drained their shots for 40.2% on 41-102 shooting while hitting 30.6% from beyond the arc on 11-36 shooting. They were off with their free throws for 66.7% on 14-21 shots. Orlando is 8th in the Eastern Conference this preseason with a record of 1-1.

Markelle Fultz scored 21 points with 5 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 steals while Nikola Vucevic had a big double-double with 14 points and 15 boards. Evan Fournier and Aaron Gordon combined for 28 points while Cole Anthony came off the bench to add 16 points, 4 boards, and 4 dimes. The team is 3-7 SU in their last 10 matches.

Charlotte Hornets vs Orlando Magic. The NBA pick is the Orlando Magic. Charlotte is still getting used to their new players with a young roster that has the potential of breaking out. Orlando struggled offensively in their last match against Atlanta. They had another solid outing from Vucevic which can do wonders if he can show up once again against Charlotte. Orlando will get the advantage in this game to keep the Hornets down with a tight defense in the 2nd half. The Magic will thwart the Hornets projected at 113-107.

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Charlotte Hornets vs Orlando Magic 12/17/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 7:00 P.M. ET

Location: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida

Date: Thursday, December 17, 2020

TV: Fox Sports Florida, Fox Sports Southeast

NBA Odds: Orlando Magic -4.5

NBA Totals: 219.5

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